Documents of Performance in Early Modern England (BOK)

Tiffany Stern

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As well as 'play-makers' and 'poets', playwrights of the early modern period were known as 'play-patchers' because their texts were made from separate documents. This book is the first to consider all the papers created by authors and theatres by the time of the opening performance, recovering types of script not previously known to have existed. With chapters on plot-scenarios, arguments, playbills, prologues and epilogues, songs, staged scrolls, backstage-plots and parts, it shows how textually distinct production was from any single unified book. And, as performance documents were easily lost, relegated or reused, the story of a play's patchy creation also becomes the story of its co-authorship, cuts, revisions and additions. Using a large body of fresh evidence, Documents of Performance in Early Modern England brings a wholly new reading to printed and manuscript playbooks of the Shakespearean period, redefining what a play, and what a playwright, actually is.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Tiffany Stern
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521842372
Antall sider 376 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 730 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Literary studies: plays & playwrights